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Sale will start negotiations to retain the services of the All Black midfielder Luke McAlister

Premier Rugby move to ease Bristol's financial plight

Bristol's latest descent into financial turmoil – the grand old club's third brush with calamity in a decade – is causing serious concern amongst the movers and shakers of Premiership rugby, who fear the weakest of the 12 elite teams will struggle to survive in the increasingly Arctic economic climate.

Alan King has confirmed that Champion Hurdler Katchit will run at Ascot on Saturday

Ascot rescue lost Champion Hurdle trial

The Boylesports.com International, a Champion Hurdle trial and one of the races lost when Cheltenham was waterlogged last week, has been rearranged for Ascot on Saturday, making a seven-race card starting at 12.30.

A view of the roof aon Wimbledon't Centre Court under construction

Wimbledon roof ready for testing

Wimbledon have confirmed plans to hold an exhibition event on Centre Court to test conditions under the new roof ahead of next year's championships.

Players and clubs honour Karalius after 'Wild Bull' dies

The rugby league world has been paying tribute to one of its most celebrated players after the death of Vince Karalius at the age of 76.

Colin McRae pictured in 1997 driving for Subaru in the World Rally Championship

Subaru to withdraw from World Rally

Subaru have withdrawn from the 2009 World Rally Championship due to the global economic downturn.

Steve Williams (far left), Tiger Woods' caddie, could be in hot water after referring to Phil Mickelson (right) as 'a prick' at a charity event in New Zealand

Tiger cornered over caddie crack

The world No 1 has explaining to do after his bag-carrier Steve Williams abused Phil Mickelson

'You'd be surprised how technical the sport is,' says Zoe Smith. 'There's a lot of mental application'

Zoe eager to shoulder burden of expectation

She's only 14 but tiny talent can lift three times her body weight and hopes to raise the barbell by ending long wait for Olympic medal

Storm knocks Golding out of Vend�e Globe

British yachtsman Mike Golding has been forced to retire from the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world yacht race only hours after taking the lead.

Twell, 19, is seen as a potential gold medallist for London 2012

Twell cruises to third junior European title

In her final race as a junior athlete, Steph Twell signed off in style at the Parc de Laeken in Brussels yesterday, taking the under-20 women's crown at the European Cross Country Championships for the third successive year.


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